Can nerve injury or trouble be treated with the aid of homeopathic treatment?
The nervous system encompasses the functions of the mind and body. From regulatory communicating, controlling functions of the body to emotions of the mind almost everything is under control of the nervous system. Generally, disorders of the nervous system impair the activities. However, the conditions as psychiatric, such as depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders can all have major effects on the proper functioning of the nervous system.
Homeopathy, of course, has a large role to play in that area. Many of the homeopathic remedies can lead to healing of long term discomfort or disability. Also, the role of homeopathic remedies in case of advanced conditions is to provide relief, on the whole. It will help people to cope better with their difficulties. For better results, a qualified physician should always be consulted.
What is a nerve injury? Any kind of injury to nervous tissue is nerve injury.
Nerves are the “telephone wiring” system of the body that carries messages between the brain and the rest of the system. Some nerves carry messages from the brain to muscles to make locomotion possible. Other nerves carry messages about sensations like pain, pressure, or temperature from the body to the brain. There is no single classification system that can describe all the variations of nerve injury.
The types of nerve troubles:
- Neuropraxia: It is the physiologic block of nerve
- Axonotmesis: Anatomic disruption of the axon with little disruption of connective tissue
- Neurotmesis: Anatomic disruption of the axon and connective tissue
What are the main causes of acquired nerve injury?
Trauma: Any sudden injury, an event such as a fall, car accident or sports activity can cause injury to nerves. Nerves may be crushed in a sports injury. Injury to the peripheral nerves can also occur from compression of the nerves due to continuous stress or narrowing of the nerve space. A nerve injury can affect the ability of the brain to communicate with the muscles and the organs. Peripheral neuropathy is the damage to the peripheral nerves. The peripheral nerves are the links between the brain, spinal cord and the rest of your body. Peripheral nerves are very fragile and are easily damaged with slight but strong trauma. Severe peripheral injuries may cause total loss of feeling to the area where the nerve is damaged.
Infections and autoimmune disorders: Among the germs that can damage nerve fibers are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the herpes virus, and the bacteria that cause Lyme disease and syphilis. Few autoimmune disorders can also affect the tissues of nerves. Examples include Guillain-Barré syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Systemic diseases: Systemic diseases are those diseases that generally affect the entire body not a particular system. These diseases include diabetes, kidney disorders, certain cancers, and hormonal imbalances. Diabetes is the leading cause of peripheral neuropathy.
Medications and poisons: Some medicines, including the strong medicines used to treat cancer (chemotherapy), can damage the peripheral nerves. Exposure to toxic substances such as heavy metals including lead and mercury and industrial chemicals, especially solvents, can also alter the nerve function.
Vascular disorders: Neuropathy can occur when blood flow to the arms and legs is hindered due to inflammation, blood clots, or other disorders of the blood vessel. Decreased blood flow deprives the supply of oxygen to the nerve cells, causing nerve damage or nerve cell death.
Vitamin imbalances: Proper levels of vitamins E, B1, B6, B9, B12, and niacin are important for the healthy functioning of the nerves.
Alcoholism: Excessive use of alcohol can lead to neuropathy in the arms and legs. Alcohol destroys the sources of thiamine and other essential nutrients in the body.
Idiopathic: When the cause of the neuropathy cannot be determined, it is called idiopathic neuropathy. About 30 to 40% of neuropathy cases are idiopathic. Rest 30% are the result of diabetes.
What are the common symptoms of nerve injury?
The symptoms may vary depending on the location of the nerves involved. The type also defines the appearance of the symptoms, like in case of acute neuropathy the symptoms are sudden whereas the symptoms are more gradual in chronic neuropathy.
Involvement of sensory nerves, the following symptoms are experienced:
· Numbness, in the peripheral parts of the body(hands and feet).
· Severe senses, or inability to feel pain, pressure, temperature, or touch.
· Loss of coordination.
· Loss of reflexes.
· Burning sensation.
· Feeling of wearing socks or gloves even when you are not.
Involvement of motor nerves, the following symptoms are experienced:
· Muscle fatigue or weakness.
· Difficulty walking or Inability to move a part of the body.
· Muscle twitching.
· Loss of muscle control or muscle tone.
· Loss of dexterity.
Involvement of autonomic nerves, the following symptoms are experienced:
· Abnormal blood pressure
· Abnormal heart rate.
· Abnormal sweating.
· Loss of bladder control.
· Loss of rectal control.
· Unintentional weight loss.
· Dizziness or fainting when standing up.
· Nausea or vomiting.
It’s important to get medical care for a peripheral nerve injury as soon as possible. The nerve tissue sometimes can be repaired with the aid of immediate treatment. Early diagnosis and treatment in some cases can also prevent any complications. It may prevent permanent injury as well. Homeopathic remedies work wonders in such cases. These remedies have shown quick and reliable effects.